Leadership and The Workplace

Nonprofit Spark

Renee McGivern

Nonprofit Spark – Solving common non-profit finance department problems – 09/09/13

Do you ever grapple with whether you should spend more on your finance department or buy new accounting software? Do you know if the work the staff is doing could be done more efficiently? Well, you’re not alone. My guest this week is Tim Warren, a partner with the national accounting firm of CliftonLarsonAllen. The company has been hosting roundtables about Creating the Ideal Accounting Department in locations throughout the country and so on this show, we get an inside look at what nonprofit CFOs, executive directors and board members have been talking about at these roundtables.

Tim has been advising nonprofits for 11 years. He heads the company’s nonprofit group for Massachusetts and surrounding areas and works with colleges, universities, associations, foundations and social service agencies. His primary work relates to audits, taxes and consulting.

This show focuses on common problems and solutions of nonprofit finance departments as discussed by hands-on leaders from around the country. There are three recurring issues that came up at Tim’s roundtables. See if you can relate to what your peers have been discussing. You’re not alone! Enjoy the show.